Arlene Shea Santoro of the Town of Newburgh entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. She was 82.
The daughter of the late Vincent and Florence (Moffit) Shea, Arlene was born on August 28, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY.
A graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s High School, Arlene was the retired medical office manager for Dr. Arif Muslim in New Windsor and was the owner of her consulting firm, Medexec. Arlene held a special place in her heart for Dr. Muslim and enjoyed a wonderful working relationship for over 30 years.
She was a long time member of Our Lady of the Lake/St. Patrick’s Church.
Arlene lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; traveling, spending time in Florida, playing cards and “words game” with friends and family and most importantly spending time with her four daughters and her grandchildren. She had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way with her advice, Irish wit and honesty. Arlene nourished the people around her with love, faith and music.
The Santoro family wishes to extend their gracious gratitude to all of Arlene’s wonderful caregivers for their attentiveness and loving care.
Arlene is survived by four daughters, Kerry Jones and her husband, Alden of Wallkill, NY, Susan Santoro and her husband, Brian Warren of Wallkill, Kathy Turenne and her husband, Marc of Syracuse, NY, and Mary Jo Guard and her husband, Todd of Liverpool, NY; ten grandchildren: Aimee, Kevin, Stephanie, Daniel, Katie, Allison, Madison, Delaney and Olivia, and three great grandchildren, Brody, Landon and Mckenzi.
In addition to her parents, Arlene was predeceased by her husband, Warren Santoro and her grandson, Matthew Shea Warren, and her companion for many years, Paul Vervlied, Sr.
Private cremation took place at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Memorial Visitation will take place on Monday, January 1, 2018 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the White, Venuto and Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 188 North Plank Road, (Rt. 32), Newburgh.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11 am, Tuesday, January 2nd, at Our Lady of the Lake Chapel, Rt. 52, (Orange Lake) Newburgh. Private Entombment will take place at the Cedar Hill Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers donations should be made to St. Patrick’s Church, 55 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550 for either the Soup Kitchen or the Fuel Collection.